The clinical oncologists in The Nottingham Oncology Group are all fully qualified in the use of high-quality technical radiotherapy. We are able to deliver state-of-the-art image-guided intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT). This enables us to treat your cancer whilst, at the same time, reducing the amount of normal tissue that receives radiation. This can lead to a reduced level of side effects while enabling us to ensure that the dose of radiation is delivered exactly where we want it to be.
We will be able to start your treatment as soon as clinically appropriate and will be able to offer you a choice of therapy times for your convenience.
The treatment service itself is provided by GenesisCare. GenesisCare are experts in this field and we and please to be working with and alongside their team of specialist radiographers, physicists, and dosimetrists. This will ensure that you experience the highest possible level of care when you are receiving cancer treatment. You will be reviewed regularly during treatment by your specialist oncologist and by the radiotherapy, team to help manage and control any side effects which may develop.
Types of Radiotherapy Treatment
Radiotherapy is used to treat many different types of cancer. It involves the use of high-energy x-ray beams to disturb and remove cancer cells. This treatment can be used in different settings and scenarios:
Radical or curative: When used as the primary treatment to treat cancer with curative intent, either alone or sometimes with chemotherapy
Adjuvant or post-operative: When used following surgical removal of cancer to decrease the risk of recurrence and improve the chance of cure
Palliative: When used to treat the symptoms of cancer even when it cannot be cured. For example to reduce pain. Radiotherapy in this setting can also be used to treat or prevent some of the complications of cancer.
If radiotherapy is recommended as part of your cancer treatment, your clinical oncologist will discuss and even plan your treatment with you.
Getting Radiotherapy Treatment in Nottingham
If you would like to book a consultation for radiotherapy treatment, please contact us.
We are so grateful to Dr Saunders and all the nurses and radiographers at the Cancer Unit at The Park Hospital who looked after us so well when the cancer was diagnosed and then treated by radiotherapy and chemotherapy over a 6 month period.
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